Saturday, November 27, 2010

My One-Year Journey Begins.... Not Now!

Ok so I know the saying "there's not time like the present" but I am so not ready to officially start my one-year journey just yet. I still have a lot to do to prepare. I need to make charts (yunno... sticker charts?!?! I'm like a kid... stickers make me happy!), buy and prepare good food, figure out my schedule, etc. I know it sounds like a lot of unnecessary work going in to this but I know me. If I don't prepare, I fail. Simple as that.

I posted on Facebook today that I'm going to lose 100 lbs in the next year for my 10-year high school reunion. The feedback has been awesome. I'm totally encouraged!

I know you can do it girl!! ~Cindy

If there anyone that can do it is you! ~Bev

Just a couple of the nice comments. Nothing too elaborate but just enough that I feel good. I feel like I can do this. I know it's going to mean a lot of hard work and sometimes inconveniencing me... but I know the reward will be way worth it!

So just a little history for you. 5 years ago, I lost 95 lbs in a single year. I can't say I wasn't trying, but I wasn't trying HARD. I mean, my friend and I went to the gym every day after work for 30-60 minutes. Actually, sometimes we'd go for a couple hours just because we didn't have anything else going on and it was a way to hang out and get healthy together. I didn't really diet. I watched what I ate and made smart choices but didn't go out of my way to cut calories, etc. It was more that my mentality was to live a healthy life rather than stressing over losing weight. I made good choices and got good results.

I know I can do it again. Granted, I'm older now, I've had children and I now have PCOS.... but still, it's not impossible. And now that I have this darn high school reunion next year, I have to get serious. I have almost exactly a year (actually, less than a year, I think) to lose as much weight as possible. My goal is 100 lbs but I'll be happy with any loss.

I wanna look HOT at that reunion. I don't know if anyone will actually remember me but I want to walk into that room with all the confidence in the world and look great mingling with these people from my past. Who knows? My future soul-mate might be in that room so I have to look my very best!

December 1st (Wednesday) is my target "start date". Not a typical Monday. I figure mid-week is a good time for weigh-ins... a couple days before/after the weekend and I rarely ever have plans that day so it's a good day to blog about progress, etc.

I'm looking forward to this journey!